One-Page Minibook Templates

We like to make minibooks that have several pages using only 1 piece of paper. 

Here are 4 simple minibooks that my young children cut and fold without any trouble.

Teach your children to fold these minibooks on all the lines first and then cut on the dotted lines. Assemble the minibook by folding page 2 in towards page 3 and so on. 

(I have printed the page numbers on the top corner of each page.)

Here’s your download ~

4 One Page Minibook Templates

Hotdog one-page minibook

1. The hotdog one-page minibook

Creates an 8 page minibook.  All 8 pages are on the one page, which is excellent for printing and photocopying.  It is easy to cut the centre fold – just fold the page in half across the width and cut through the double paper on the dotted line.  Now open the page and re-fold the page in half lengthwise (which is why it is called a hot dog fold). Press the opening apart to form a diamond. Now flatten all the pages to form the book.

Although this seems tricky, my kids use this often and so they do it in a snap! (Look at the photos in my letterboxing post.)

long cut one-page minibook

2.   The long cut minibook

Is the easiest minibook to cut and assemble and creates a 10 page portrait (tall) style minibook.  Page 1 and page 10 are on the reverse of the page.  If you are printing or photocopying this minibook with pictures or text, you will have to print these pages separately, then cut and paste pages 1 & 10 to the front and pack pages of this minibook.

T-cut one-page portrait minibook

3.  The T-cut minibook

Is simple and easy to create.  It also forms a 10 page portrait (tall) style minibook.  Page 1 and page 10 are on the reverse of the page.   If you are printing or photocopying this minibook with pictures or text, you will have to print these pages separately, then cut and paste pages 1 & 10 to the front and pack pages of this minibook.

Landscape one-page minibook

4.  The landscape minibook

Is the most unusual minibook, yet it is simple  to make.  It forms a 10 page landscape (wide) style minibook.  Page 1 and page 10 are on the reverse of the page. If you are printing or photocopying this minibook with pictures or text, you will have to print these pages separately, then cut and paste page 1 & 10 to the front and pack pages of this minibook

Some practical tips:

  • Print out and fold  then cut each of the 4 different one-page folds. Discover which folds are easy!  They all are! :)
  • You can glue the folded pages together that fold back-to-back for extra firm minibooks.  (I’m going to experiment with sliding tabs or pop out concepts)
  • Keep a few printed blank pages in plastic protective sleeves (with all your other blank minibooks –  minibook master template download) in your lapbook file ready to use.

Enjoy these new pages!

Updates:  Look at the examples here ~

minibookcollective.org

thislittleproject.blogspot.com

Blessings,

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11 thoughts on “One-Page Minibook Templates

  1. Thank you for the template. My daughter loves to make small educational books for a mini-library. How come you always write posts we appreciate so much?!

  2. I came upon your site looking for directions on how to fold a “hot dog book” that I had downloaded in a lapbook from another site. Thanks for directions!

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  4. I use the first template in my teaching all the time. I first saw it in a book of blackline proformas many years ago and have recreated it often. I find students are able to fold their own very quickly but many adults are left scratching their heads. I love that there are no staples and one-side-only for printing.

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